A letter on Bill C-51 -- by four former Prime Ministers

A letter on Bill C-51 -- by four former Prime Ministers

For readers who may not have seen this yet:

Below is the text of a letter written and signed by four former Canadian Prime Ministers, and also signed by  five former justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, two former Ministers of Justice, four former Solicitors General of Canada, three members of the "Security Intelligence Review Committee", and three other persons of note whose names appear below the text of the letter.  


Independent Investigations Office clears NPD during arrest of alleged NDCU robber

The robbery of Nelson and District Credit Union at the corner of Ward and Vernon Street in the Heritage City started a police chase that ended with the suspect fracturing his hip and leg after jumping off the bridge near the Kootenay Canal last April. Independent Investigations Office has since cleared NPD officers of any wrongdoing. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Members of the Nelson Police Department have been cleared of any misconduct in the arrest of the alleged robber of the Nelson and District Credit Union in April of 2014.

The Independent Investigations Office made the announcement this week.

UPDATED: BC Coroners Service identifies body of woman found near Slocan City

UPDATED: BC Coroners Service identifies body of woman found near Slocan City

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a female who was found deceased near Slocan City on Sunday (February 15) as Victoria Aguilar, aged 63, of Slocan.

Aguilar had been reported missing by family members on January 7, 2015, when they had been unable to make contact with her for several days.

A search at the time yielded no results.

Trail RCMP arrest alleged drug traffickers

Trail RCMP arrest alleged drug traffickers

On Feb.12, at 8:30 p.m., a member of the Trail RCMP stopped a vehicle on Columbia Avenue in Trail. Shortly after stopping the vehicle, two of the occupants exited the vehicle and started leaving the scene on foot. The RCMP member directed the occupants back to their vehicle and both were arrested for drug releated offences. Several types of drugs were seized from the vehicle, along with approximately 12 grams of cocaine and $800 in cash.
The suspects, aged 43 and 37 years, are well known to the police and were remanded in custody to appear in Rossland court today.

UPDATED: NPD report missing Nelson man found in good health

Alexander MacKay of Nelson was located Tuesday. — Photo courtesy NPD

Nelson Police Department Acting Sergeant Corey Hoy said in media release that a missing Nelson man was located Monday morning.

Hoy said at approximately 10:30 a.m. Alexander MacKay, 35, was located and found in good health.

MacKay had not been seen or had contact with his family since departing his residence on (Tuesday) February 3.

NPD would like to take this opportunity to thank the public and media with their assistance in this matter.

Nelson Police ask for public assistance in finding missing man

BC RCMP arrest man in relation to two-year-old cold case

BC RCMP arrest man in relation to two-year-old cold case

The RCMP North district Major Crime Unit has arrested one man for his role in the 2013 death of a 21-year-old woman.

Garrett Steven George, 26, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the death of Destiny Rae Tom.

On Saturday March 23, 2013, at 5:25 a.m. the Fraser Lake RCMP responded to a 911 call in the Fort Fraser area where they found Destiny Rae Tom deceased outside of a residence.

Destiny was a resident of the Nadleh First Nations reserve and the daughter of Andy and Vivian Tom.

Name of gunman released for court appearance

Name of gunman released for court appearance

Rick Rogerson, 47, will be held in custody after his court date Feb. 12.

This, after an armed stand-off with police lasting more than 20 hours saw police evacuating a Castlegar neighbourhood last weekend.

Rogerson appeared in court Thursday, and is being charged with a laundry list of charges.

For further coverage, click here.

Truck used in break and enter of local bike shop

Truck used in break and enter of local bike shop

A local bike shop was the site of a smash-and-grab early Wednesday (February 11) morning.

Police were called at 3 a.m. of a smashed door of a bike shop at the 200 Block of Baker Street.

Attending members viewed security video to discover a truck was used to smash open the door. 

RCMP and NPD members did locate the vehicle later the same day and discover that it had been stolen. 

Evidence from the truck linked it to another theft in Nelson the same night.  

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